Ever since childhood I have loved all forms of creative arts.
From my early days of working on the school newspaper to hanging out at my step-dad’s local radio station; to working on the TV show Petrocelli, to writing and producing a 10 year, 16 page monthly newsletter for racing legend Jeff Gordon ~ my canvas is painted through creative arts.
Since I can remember I had a dream of writing a children’s book series. Taking kids young and old alike to a magical place that would stir their imagination. For without imagination, creation could not exist.
I have always been a dreamer and loved playing outdoors with my toy horses in the Land of Imagination. Being the youngest of 6 kids, I never wanted to grow up. I spent a lot of time by myself as a child, and was amazed at all the wonderful things I could create and see in that land, it became my go to place. There was so much magic there. You could walk with Unicorns and fairies flew around you.
The vision of Moonlight and Molly® was inspired after I adopted a wild Mustang and named her Moonlight. She became my best friend and helped me through some dark days in my life as we connected on a spiritual level.
Horses have always been a favorite of mine. I grew up in a time when finances were scarce, but somehow I always found a toy horse to take me to places full of magic. When Moonlight came into my life she stirred that childlike magic once again, I just knew she came from the Land of Imagination. She was a gift from Heaven giving me an unspeakable urge to pursue the dream of my children’s series.
My mom was an artist and always encouraged me to chase my dreams, so I started writing Moonlight and Molly®. After the series began to flow, I needed graphics for the series. I didn’t know how to draw beautiful characters, or paint colorful scenes, so I took up the daunting task of teaching myself 3D graphic arts. With no institutional certificate hanging on the wall, I learned enough in that field to create all the graphics for my book series. YES! I was elated that I could share my dream with kids of all ages, helping others to never give up their creative imaginative skills.
Fast forward to today, I am very proud of the Moonlight and Molly® children’s series. And so grateful how my self-taught skills will allow my dream to blossom, inspiring kids of all ages to never forget their childlike spirit. Thank you for allowing me to share my story!"
~ Maureen Harris